A few weeks back, Jean at Sizzling Popcorn was the winner of a contest I held at the Lair and one part of the “winnings” was a review of his site. It’s taken a while, but I’m finally getting back to that!
When I first started with Entrecard, I ran across Sizzling Popcorn’s initial incarnation as a blog and was impressed by the width and depth of some of the reviews there. When Jean got his own domain and retooled his site with the new look, I was even more impressed.
SP focuses on the breadth of movies in the industry — everything from Action and Adventure to Documentary and Drama, and everything in-between. Each review is rated on the SP system:
- Sizzling Popcorn – a great movie that is bound for awards shows
- Butter Popcorn – a great movie that may not be bound for the awards shows
- Popcorn – a good, but not great movie
- Kernel – not so good, but may be a renter
- and Burnt Popcorn – which isn’t worth watching
Not only did the site revamp a few months ago change the look and feel of SP, but it gave it a lot more flexibility in terms of graphical layout, advertising, sponsoring, and so on.
Jean always gets the jump on new movies and movie news too — most recently, Jean got to see premieres of several movies and I was jealous!
I have to admit that SP is one of those sites I head to when I’m debating on seeing a movie at the theater or not. I don’t always agree with Jean, but more often than not we seem to have a similar feel for various movies. And it’s always good to get a second opinion. 🙂
So we at the Lair wish Sizzling Popcorn all the best and hope that Jean continues to do well with the site!
Who knows who I might review next? 7 Miles Down? Reel Ninja?
Until then… Check out Sizzling Popcorn and enjoy some movies!